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29
May

2015

Weekly Roundup: Urban Gondola Phase Two Begins in La Paz



A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of urban gondolas, cable cars and cable propelled transit:

$450 Million Phase 2 Breaks Ground (La Paz, Bolivia)
Faster than you can say Teleferico La Paz-El Alto, the second phase of the already largest network of urban transit gondolas has started. Last week, Line Blue broke ground while civil works for the Orange Line and White Line began yesterday. In total, phase 2 will comprise 6 new cable car lines and extend the existing network by 20.3km!

Slums as a Cultural Product (Rio, Brazil)
Former no-go zones for tourists, favelas (the Brazilian Portuguese for slums), are becoming cultural products. According to a recent doctoral thesis, modern visitors to Rio de Janeiro still visit Sugar Loaf and Corcovado but are increasingly interested in local lifestyles. The urban cable car in the Complexo do Alemao favela makes visiting favelas easier. Promoters have demonstrated flashy creativity, even naming one tour, “Route Map of the Prince” after Prince Harry’s visit in 2012.

Artic Town Plans Cable Car (Kiruna, Sweden)
News reports suggest that a town in Northern Sweden, Kiruna, will completely relocate itself to make room for a mine expansion. As part of the $375 million development project, a 11km (7 mile) cable car system is in the works. With winter temperatures dropping to -30 degrees Celsius, it’s a good thing that cable cars were designed for ski resorts!

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12
May

2015

Green Line Opens, Phase 1 Complete

Green Line. Image by Doppelmayr.

With the opening of the Green Line in La Paz-El Alto, Bolivia last December, it officially marked the completion of phase 1 in the city’s aerial transport revolution. The three urban cable cars, Red Line, Yellow Line and Green Line have surpassed all expectations.

To find out more about the project click here.

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06
Mar

2015

Weekly Roundup: Agreement Signed for 6 More Urban Cable Cars in La Paz-El Alto



A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of urban gondolas, cable cars and cable propelled transit:

La Paz (Bolivia)
The delivery of a funicular connecting 17 de Obrajes station on the Linea Verde (Green Line) marks the completion of La Paz’s Phase 1 cable car plans. And without wasting anytime, Phase 2 agreements have been signed between the government and Doppelmayr for 6 more urban gondola systems! The total investment will be USD$450 million and the cable cars are scheduled to open by 2020.

Jerusalem Cable Car (Israel)
Reports indicate that government authorities will soon reveal their plans for a cable car connecting Jerusalem’s Old City. The $31 million system is meant to provide improved transport to the city’s 3 million tourists.

14th year anniversary (El Paso, Texas)
The Wyler Aerial Tramway in Franklin Mountain State park is set to celebrate its 14th birthday since it re-opened in 2001. The original system first began operations in 1960 and operated until 1986. Festivities will be held on Saturday from 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Utica Proposals (Utica, New York)
A concept for an urban gondola connecting Harbor Point to the city’s downtown has been raised by councillor Ed Bucciero. The councillor is pushing to have the idea considered by local officials for a more thorough analysis and discussion.

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12
Feb

2015

Riding Línea Roja in Full HD!

Last week we were pretty excited to share with you La Paz’s Línea Amarilla in full HD. This week, reader Peter K, found us brand new footage of the first aerial cable car in Bolivia’s capital, Línea Roja.

It’s hard to say which system is more spectacular but check it out and you be the judge!

 

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02
Feb

2015

Riding Línea Amarilla in Full HD

Ever wonder what it was like to hop onboard La Paz’s longest urban cable car Línea Amarilla? Thanks to Youtube user Marco Torrico anyone with an internet connection or a solid mobile data plan is now able to ride vicariously on the gondola in full 1080p HD! So if you have 20 minutes to spare, sit back, relax and enjoy the incredible panoramic views of La Paz’s rugged urban landscape.

PS: For those who may be wondering, the system travels from stations in the following order: Parque Mirador >> Buenos Aires >> Sopocachi >> Libertador. 

05
Dec

2014

Weekly Roundup: Green Line (Linea Verde) Opens in La Paz; CPT Proposed for Paris’ business district


A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of urban gondolas, cable cars and cable propelled transit:

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28
Aug

2014

Cable Car Photo of the Week: Line Yellow (Línea Amarilla), La Paz, Bolivia

Line Yellow (Línea Amarilla), La Paz, Bolivia. Image by Photobucket user ZPLAQ.

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Photo by Photobucket user ZPLAQ.

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Every Thursday, the Gondola Project team will select stunning captures of CPT lines. We hope this will continue to bring more attention to the technology and provide visually impactful examples of cable car systems worldwide. If you’d like to submit or nominate a picture for our “Photo of the Week”, we’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below or send us an email at gondola@creativeurbanprojects.com.

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